|Huang Ming jingshi wenbian 皇明經世文編|
|Huang Ming jingshi wenbian 皇明經世文編 / Xu Fuyuan, Chen Zilong, Song Zhengbi dengbian 徐孚遠, 陳子龍, 宋徵璧等編.|
"Benshu yiju Guoli Zhongyang tushuguan zhencang Ming Chongzhen jian  Pinglutang kanben yingyin 本書依據國立中央圖書館珍藏明崇禎間平露堂刊本影印".
Running title: Huang Ming jingshi bian 皇明經世編.
Huang Ming jingshi wenbian 皇明經世文編 (Ming documents on statecraft) ... " ... the most important topically arranged collection of Ming memorials (and other writings). The 3,145 entries (which are quoted in full) were selected from hundreds of bieji and other sources written by 430 senior officials during the course of the Ming, both in the central government and in the provinces. Many of the sources quoted have been lost, hence the value of this collection. The intention of the chief compilers (childhood friends from the Yangzi delta and Ming loyalists) was to concentrate their readers' minds at a time of impending disaster. The emphasis therefore is on practical matters of government and administrations, especially national security. The arrangement is by author and by subject matter in a chronological frame. The book was banned during the Qing." Cf. Wilkinson, E., Chinese history, a manual, p. 885.
See also: Franke, W. An introduction to the sources of Ming history, p. 123-124.